The best deal was Walmart's $399 w/ $75 gift card (if you can use the gift card).
I guess but I like paying the cheapest amount and didn't want to pay full retail just to get a gift card to the grimiest store in all of North America. I'll take my $339.99 price tag and go shopping at Target thank you very much!
We bought the refurb 3 after the 4 was announced for this price and I am VERY pleased with the purchase. Its cheaper than a new 2, and is basically new.. it looked brand new. Came quickly, has the same apple warranty.. if you are planning to get one, I'd get this one. Best price you'll find for a long time.
yes, and it still worked on them for a few weeks but apple caught on. I think the days of $45 off or free smart covers are over.
Best deal of the season was early on Thanksgiving morning when Best Buy had a surprise sale and offered brand NEW iPad2's (16GB+WIFI) for $339.99. That's $60 off of retail with free shipping. Came to right around $360 with tax and they arrived within 3 days. My wife and I both bought one and were happy to be able to purchase new as opposed to refurbished. I haven't seen anything near as good as that deal and that's counting actual Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If I didn't get one at this point I'd continue waiting. The closer to Christmas we get the better the sales will be.
umm, your ipad two has a 1024x768 screen resolution compared to the 2048x1536 retina of the 3.
Id happily pay $50 more for a faster processor and retina, even if it is "refurbished"
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my understanding is they replace shell and battery with all apple refurbs
Yup, new externals. Rumor is that a lot of these iPad 3's are brand new stock left over since the iPad 4/ New iPad launched so soon after iPad 3 did.
In the past when I ordered an Apple refurb it shipped from the USA. I ordered one of these a couple weeks ago and it shipped from China. I find it hard to believe that Apple would ship returned units back to China from around the world only to send them back to the US from the refurb store but who knows.
FWIW, I returned my iPad3 immediately after it arrived (though I was very tempted to open the box). I got one of the Best Buy iPad 4 online on Thanksgiving for a net of about $415 after $60 discount and Discover cash back. For me, it just made sense to upgrade to A6 for $35 more. I originally wanted the iPad 3 b/c of all the 30 pin dock connector stuff I have but with the knock off lightning connectors and cables dropping in price I decided I could live with the new connector.
I just bought an Ipad 3 & wifi refurbed for 379.00 with my discover which gave me 5% off for an online purchase and additional 5% of because apple store is one of their retailers. So 341.40 + tax and free ship.
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